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Allergies treatment, diagnosis & prescriptions

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Can I talk to a doctor on Maple about my allergies?

Yes, absolutely. In most cases, a Maple doctor can diagnose allergies online by asking about your symptoms and conditions. Once you describe your symptoms to the doctor, they will be able to diagnose, prescribe appropriate medication, and recommend an appropriate course of treatment. 

If the doctor suspects you have a more serious problem, they may suggest you go to a clinic for a thorough physical examination.

Can I get a prescription on Maple?

Yes, our physicians can prescribe medications online during your consultation. Once you accept a prescription, you’ll have the option to pick it up from any pharmacy or we’ll deliver it right to your door at no additional cost.

You can visit our How it Works page to learn more.

What are allergies?

Allergic reactions are inappropriate responses of the immune system to a normally harmless substance. Allergic reactions are a result of a foreign substance (an allergen) triggering your immune system. When this happens, your immune system overreacts in its attempt to protect your body from danger, resulting in uncomfortable, or sometimes life threatening symptoms.

The severity of allergies ranges from minor sniffles to anaphylactic shock — a potentially fatal full-body allergic reaction. If you believe you’re having a severe allergic reaction, immediately proceed to your nearest emergency room.

What are the symptoms of an allergy?

Since there’s a variety of different allergy types, there’s also a wide array of possible symptoms. For mild to moderate allergies, symptoms can include:

  • Runny nose
  • Stuffy nose
  • Sneezing
  • Shortness of breath
  • Cough
  • Rashes or hives
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Fever

Symptoms of anaphylaxis can also include:

  • Swollen throat and/or face
  • Confusion
  • Dizziness
  • Hives
  • Low blood pressure
  • Rapid heart beat
  • Weakness
  • Wheezing
  • Blue skin
How can I treat allergies?

To understand the root cause of your allergy, it’s important to speak with a doctor. Your doctor may proceed with an assessment to diagnose the type of allergy you may have, and prescribe appropriate treatment.

Treatment may include taking medicine such as antihistamines, cetirizine, or loratadine, shots, undergoing special care by making changes in one’s lifestyle and staying away from the allergy trigger if known. For those with severe allergies, it’s often recommended that you carry an Epinephrine injection such as an EpiPen. Injections like these help to slow the progression of your allergic reaction to allow additional time for you to reach a hospital.

What is Maple?

With Maple, you can start consulting with a doctor about your symptoms in a matter of minutes. We’re a healthcare app for fast, convenient 24/7 access to Canadian doctors.

You simply log in, tap a button to request a consultation, and we’ll immediately connect you to a doctor via live chat or video.

Our doctors can assess symptoms, and provide treatment, including prescriptions as necessary.

You can visit our How it Works page to learn more.

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Saves a lot of time compared to sitting in a doctor's office!

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Legitimate and just as described, with fabulous doctors. Totally fills the late-night worry gap!

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Not having to endure a long wait at a walk in clinic is fabulous. Especially since I have twin pre-schoolers to contend with.

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The service is so quick and professional and saves hours spent in a walk-in-clinic. This is a game changer for busy moms and I recommend it to everyone!

- Facebook review

Instead of my husband having to drag both kids to the hospital or walk in alone he was able to see a doctor right away and get a prescription faxed to our local pharmacy.

- Facebook review

Our family has used this service twice so far and it has been amazing. Both doctors were friendly, compassionate and you never feel rushed.

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Was concerned I wouldn’t be able to see a doctor without an appointment. I installed the Maple app, spoke to a doctor and had my prescription in under 30 min.

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I used Maple for the first time today. It was quick and easy, took less than ten minutes including connecting time and the doctor was professional and friendly.

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LOVE This service. Not only do you have a doctor within seconds but they are professional and knowledgable.

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Absolutely blown away. It was SO easy to use. No wait time getting connected with a doctor. Getting the prescription faxed to the pharmacy made it a seamless process.

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